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Wednesday morning results of area sheriff's races
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Area voters have elected Scott Hable in Renville County, John Holtz in Swift County, Jeff Norlin in Meeker County, Tim Riley in Pope County and Rick Halverson in Lac qui Parle County.


Unofficial results show the following results in area races for county sheriff:

Renville County

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, Scott Hable had received 4,629 votes, 80 percent, to 1,082 votes for Frank Berg according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's office.

Hable is a sheriff's deputy with the department and Berg is police chief in Buffalo Lake.

Swift County

John Holtz, who was appointed as interim sheriff in Swift County, appears to have defeated Jim Crace, the police chief in Benson.

Unofficial results show Holtz receiving 2,512 votes, about 56 of the ballots, compared to Crace's 1,912 votes, about 43 percent.

Meeker County

Jeff Norlin, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of retiring Sheriff Mike Hirman, appears to have defeated Benjamin Aho in Meeker County.

Unofficial results show 5,265 votes for Norlin and 4,369 votes for Aho, who is an investigator with the Litchfield Police Department.

Pope County

Unofficial results showed Tim Riley, a sheriff's deputy, had received 3,080 votes, about 60 percent of the vote. Richard Zimmerman, a native of Glenwood who currently works for the homicide unit with the Minneapolis Police Department, had received 2,026 votes, about 40 percent.

Lac qui Parle County

Rick Halverson appears to have defeated Kevin Monson to become the next Lac qui Parle County Sheriff. Both men are deputies with the sheriff's office.

Unofficial results show that Halverson received 2,141 votes, 59 percent of those cast, compared to 1,456, 40 percent, for Monson.